Nameless Detective series

44 works, 39 primary works

In a master stroke (or maybe just a happy accident), Bill Pronzini never got around to giving his private eye protagonist a name. He then turned around and made him such a well-rounded, finely-drawn character that a name was superflous. He's the detective as Everyman. Middle-aged, out of shape, content with a cold beer and one of his beloved pulp magazines to read, NAMELESS was the first true couch potato P.I.

List of Nameless Short Stories

The Snatch (Nameless Detect...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1971 — 8 editions book 1
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The Vanished (Nameless Dete...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions book 2
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Undercurrent (Nameless Dete...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions book 3
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Blowback (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions book 4
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Twospot (Nameless Detective...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions book 5
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Labyrinth (Nameless Detecti...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions book 6
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Hoodwink (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions book 7
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Scattershot (Nameless Detec...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1982 — 9 editions book 8
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Dragonfire (Nameless Detect...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions book 9
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Bindlestiff (Nameless Detec...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions book 10
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Quicksilver (Nameless Detec...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions book 11
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Nightshades (Nameless Detec...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions book 12
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Double (Nameless Detective,...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions book 13
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Bones (Nameless Detective, ...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions book 14
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Deadfall (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions book 15
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Shackles (Nameless Detectiv...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions book 16
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Jackpot (Nameless Detective...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions book 17
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Breakdown (Nameless Detecti...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions book 18
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Quarry (Nameless Detective,...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions book 19
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Epitaphs (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions book 20
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Demons (Nameless Detective,...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions book 21
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Hardcase (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions book 22
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Sentinels (Nameless Detecti...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions book 23
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Illusions (Nameless Detecti...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions book 24
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Boobytrap (Nameless Detecti...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions book 25
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Crazybone (Nameless Detecti...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions book 26
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Bleeders (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions book 27
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Spook (Nameless Detective, ...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions book 28
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Nightcrawlers (Nameless Det...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions book 29
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Mourners (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions book 30
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Savages (Nameless Detective...
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions book 31
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Fever (Nameless Detective, ...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions book 32
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Schemers (Nameless Detectiv...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions book 33
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Betrayers (Nameless Detecti...
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions book 34
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Camouflage (Nameless Detect...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions book 35
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Hellbox (Nameless Detective...
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions book 36
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Nemesis (Nameless Detective...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions book 37
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Strangers
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions book 38
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Vixen: A Nameless Detective...
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0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 1 edition book 39
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Scenarios
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Spadework: A Collection of ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Kinsmen (A Nameless Detecti...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Femme
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Booktaker
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3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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